Here is a (spooky?) collection of Halloween sex offender news stories from around the web:
From Sentencing Law & Policy, we learn that certain Alabama sex offenders are required to attend an educational meeting on Halloween night which will feature "updates on sex offender laws, the Adam Walsh Act and rehabilitation opportunities, as well as training for employment."
Law enforcement officials in Omaha, Nebraska report that they will be paying extra attention to sex offenders on Halloween night. Officials are encouraging parents to check the online registries to know who lives where.
Meanwhile in Missouri, registered sex offenders are required to stay at home from 5 to 10:30 pm on Halloween, absent "just cause" to leave. The ban remains in effect despite a 2009 study that found "no significant increases in sex crimes on or around Halloween after an examination of crime data looking at non-familial sex crimes from 1997 to 2005 against children 12 years old and younger."
Floridian sex offenders also cannot participate in trick or treating at their homes and must display a "No Candy Here" sign on their front doors.
In California, sex offenders who are not on parole or probation are allowed to put up Halloween decorations in their yard, despite objections from neighbors.